|Publication number||US2228517 A|
|Publication date||Jan 14, 1941|
|Filing date||Apr 27, 1939|
|Priority date||Apr 27, 1939|
|Publication number||US 2228517 A, US 2228517A, US-A-2228517, US2228517 A, US2228517A|
|Inventors||Hawkins Lysle P|
|Original Assignee||Us Trust Company|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (7), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
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'IIHIHIIII" Patented Jan. 14, 1941 UNITED STATES 2,228,517 CALENDAR DisPLAY Lysle P. Hawkins,
Harry B. Kruger, Lehnha-rdt, New
Freeport, N. Y., assignor to doing business as Kruger & York, N. Y.; United States Trust Company of New York executor of said Harry B. Kruger, deceased Application April 27, 1939, Serial N0. 270,287
This invention relates to calendar displays, and has for its object to provide an improved calendar which when closed is in closed book form, and when open presents a pleasing appearance, in that a calendar month is presented in conjunction with a picture suitably designed in relation to the season of the year of eaeh current calendar month, the important feature, however, being that the various calendar cards are held in a lo gathered grouping from which any Isingle calendar may be released, the remaining cards being held in grouped position when the calendar display is open, and said calendar display being adapted to be folded into closed book form when itis being shipped.
The invention `consists of an extensible folder hav-ing 'a top portion with a window opening and with flaps to embrace the remaining two portions when folded upon each other, the lowermo-st portion being adapt-ed to be used as a backing and the intermediate portion being adapted to support the ltwelve calendar cards, each having on one side .thereof the calendar of a month and on the reverse side thereof a suitable picture so that when the calendar display is in actual use a calendar card of .a month is suspended so as to be visible to the eye and the remaining `calendar lcards are grouped and held together in windowlike display bythe covering portion and by the means for `suspending the calendar display to a wall.
In its simplest form, the means for holding the groupings of calendar cards together consists of a portion which presses upon the calendar cards so as to hold them assembled, yet allowing sufiicient spacing to read-ily remove any single card from the group so held.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is :a front view of the improved calendar display when the same is in closed book torm and ready for shipment;
Figure 2 is a rear View thereof;
Figure 3 is an .extended view of the forming the calendar display; l
Figure 4 is a iront View of `the calendar display as actually used, :and shown as suspended from the wall iEigure 5 is a :section taken on line .ure 4;
Figure 6 is form; and
Figure 7 is a section taken on line ure 6.
Similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts through the various views.
three part-s E-Ei of Fig- 50 a front partial View of a modified 'I- of Fig- (C1. Liii- 119) Referring to Figures 1 and 2, it is seen that the calendar display when closed in oook form is a very compact article oi manufacture and can readily be shipped or handed from one person to another. rlihe front wall I as shown in Figure 1 has a window opening I.I so as to enable a picture which is on the rear side of the last calendar card, or if desired, on the rear side of a backing card, to exhibit through the window opening. The :front wall or frame portion I9 has rearwardly extending aps I2 and I3 which serve the purpose of embracing the other portions of .the 4calendar display. The lower edge of the iront portion III is provided with a scoring III which acts as a hinge between this front portion Il! and the intermediate portion i5. To the lower portion of the intermediate portion I5, as shown in Fligure 3, there is hinged by tubular hinges It a lower porti-on I'I acting as a back plate. This back plate may be omitted, if desired. The intermediate portion I is provided with two openings I8 and I9l through which a cord 2li passes, which lcor-d extends upwardly to a nail 2| -upon which the cord Z rests. The openings IB and I9 are so disposed as to be spaced from each the width of the calendar `cards 24 which are twelve in number corresponding to the twelve months of the year, and these calendar cards are hinged to the tubular hinges IB -at the lower edge oi the intermediate portion I5. The' openings I8 and I9 are so spaced from the score line I4 as to be below the uppermost edge 2'5 of the calendar cards 24 when such calendar cards or any of them are placed in their grouped position as `shown in Figure 3, so that the calendar cards 2d extend a short distance above the cord 2t passing through the 'holes I8 and I9. The cord 2i] thereby acts to hold the twelve calendar cards in position against the intermediate portion It, and due to its pressure exerted upon the calendar cards 24 when` so assembled. Due to its exibility, .the cord may be easily displaced and one Icalendar card removed therefrom and lowered upon its hinges I6 placed in the position as shown in Figure 4 with the third portion I'I acting as a background or 'back-plate for these calendar cards 24.
Each of the calendar cards is provided at its rear surace with .a picture, preferably one corresponding to the face of the calendar month which appears on the front side of a calendar card 24; as for instance, in Figure 4 where the month of January is shown, a coi-related picture of a winter screen would be shown at the rear side of the calendar card 24, the inner side of which would indicate the month of February. Thus, by a series of calendar cards havin-g a scene corresponding to each month on the reverse side `of each succeeding card, a very pleasing appearance of a calendar is obtained.
Those calendar cards which are still held in assembled position by the cord 2li against the intermediate portion I5 are also held in proper position by the enclosing upper wall portion I9 with its flaps I2 and I3 extending to the rear of the portion I5. The envelope thus formed enables a picture to be seen through the window opening II of the front wall IU, the aps I3 holding these grouped calendar cards which are not in use in compact and assembled position by virtue of the envelope character of the front wall I0, as also by virtue of the pressure action of the -cord 2i) acting upon the assembled calendar cards under tension due to the fact that the cord is suspended by the nail 2I. Instead of a cord, a crescent-shaped member of cardboard, indicated in Figures 6 and 7, may be used, and when so used the scoring I4 is provided with an opening 28. This crescent-shaped member has two laterally extending legs Z9 and an upstanding portion 30 having an opening 3I for the passage of a nail. The positioning of this member through the opening 28 permits th-e extending leg portions to engage the score line I4 formed between the front portion I0 and intermediate portion I5 and to thereby support the envelope. At the same time, due to the resting of this member upon a nail which passes through the opening 3l, the member exerts a pressure upon the assembled cards 2d. This crescent-shaped member, generally indicated by 33, is shown also in Figure 7 resting against the front wall I9 and exerting a pressure upon the cards 24 which are held in assembled grouping by the lateral flaps I3 extending to the rear of the front wall I0.
It will therefore be seen that the cord 2li and the member 33 have the same coaction in respect to the calendar cards and the envelope, namely, to press the calendar cards together in reasonably tight assemblage by virtue of the fact that both the cord and the member 33 are suspended from nails, and due to their pressure upon the calendar cards, hold them in reasonably tight position.
1. An improved calendar comprising a backing member havinglower and upper portions, a calendar pad carried by the lower portion and having foldable leaves foldable upwardly against said upper portion, said upper portion having perforations therethrough in the upper portion of the upper part of said member, one such perforation being located at each side of the upwardly folded leaves and spa-ced a short distance from the upper edge of said upwardly folded leaves, a cord hanger support having its end portions passed through said perforations from` the front to the r-ear of the member and having a closed narrow loop lying forwardly of the upper portion of the upper part of said member and in a substantially straight line across the upper free end portions of the upturned calendar leaves, said cord hanger support having a part rearwardly of said member for engagement with a support to draw the loop tight by the weight of the calendar, and a front member having a hinging connection with the upper portion of the upper part of said backing member and adapted to swing down of its own weight about said connection and against said loop and also against the upturned leaves below said loop, said front member being of a height relatively to said backing member to extend substantially only in front of the upper part of said backing member to obscure the loop and. cover the upturned leaves while revealing the current calendar leaf.
2. An improved calendar comprising a backing member having lower and upper portions, a calendar pad carried by the lower portion and having foldable leaves foldable upwardly against said upper portion, said upper portion having perforations therethrough in the upper portion of the upper part of said member, one such perforation being located at each side of the upwardly folded leaves and spaced a short distance from the upper edge of said upwardly folded leaves, a cord hanger support having its end portions passed through said perforations from the front to the rear of the member and having a closed narrow loop lying forwardly of the upper portion of the upper part of said member and in a substantially straight line across the upper free end portions of the upturned calendar leaves, said narrow loop being substantially round in cross section to guide the free edges of the leaves back of the loop toward said backing member, said cord hanger support having a part rearwardly of said member for engagement with a support to draw the loop tight by the weight of the calendar, and a front member having a hinging connection with the upper portion of the upper part of said backing member and adapted to swing down of its own weight about said connection and against said loop and also against the upturned leaves below said loop, said front member being of a height relatively to said backing member to eX- tend substantially only in front of the upper part of said backing member to obscure the loop and cover the upturned leaves while revealing the current calendar leaf.
3. An improved calendar comprising a backing membervhaving lower and upper parts, a calendar pad secured in front of the lower part and having foldable leaves for folding upwardly in front of said upper part, a front cover spaced forwardly from said backing member and in extent being of substantially the area of said upper part, a hinging connection between the upper ends of said front cover and upper part of said backing member, and a binding member for the upturned leaves independent of said front cover and unconnected therewith to permit the front cover to be freely raised at any time in the supported or unsupported position of the calendar without regard to the position of said binding member, said binding member so constructed and arranged as to engage the upper portions only of the upturned leaves, sai-d blinding member having at its upper portion a part to 'receive a support upon which the calendaris hung.
LYSLE P. HAWKINS.
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|U.S. Classification||40/119, 283/2|
|International Classification||B42D5/04, B42D5/00|
|Cooperative Classification||B42D5/046, B42D5/041|
|European Classification||B42D5/04A, B42D5/04D|